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The Well at Wild Rose Country was started during the pandemic of 2020 by Brian and Meda Weir. They were soon joined by Donna Johnson Schnarr in leadership. We are a SisterWELL under the leadership of The Well at Surf City in Huntington Beach, California. Brian and Meda Weir were friends with Senior Paster David Housholder when the lived in the United States. Our church meets at the Weirs 'home outside of Edmonton, Alberta near the town of Calahoo. 

  1. Small and Relational. Not for those looking for big-box churches with lots of flashy programs. But we WILL provide non-disposable, go-the-distance relationships and an eternal Family of Destiny. 

  2. Spirit-Filled. You could call us "Charismatic" or "Pentecostal," but not the "swing from the chandeliers" kind. Very casual and relaxed. We believe and encourage the use of all the biblical spiritual gifts.

  3. Egalitarian. We believe in having men and women share equally in all levels of leadership. 

  4. Biblically Conservative. We trust the Bible and teach that it is true, without reservation. But we are not legalistic. 

  5. Grace Orientation. God is gracious with us. We are gracious with one another.

our pastors:
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David Housholder

Senior Pastor

Fulbright Scholar in New Testament. VW Bus guy.

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Tamara Durica

Associate Pastor

Preacher. Multi-vocational. Cursillo and BSF veteran. MC during our services.

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Kim Hynes

Worship Pastor

Angels fan. Notre Dame football enthusiast. Dental office manager.

Stan Kadowaki

Vice-president

Second in command. Biblical finance professional.

Jennifer Sorrell

Team Youth Director

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Edna Doyle

Worship Arts Pastor

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Come To The Well

The Well at Wildrose Country was started during the pandemic of 2020 by Brian and Meda Weir. They were soon joined by Donna Johnson Schnarr in leadership. We are a SisterWELL under the leadership of The Well at Surf City in Huntington Beach, California. Our church meets at the Weir's home outside of Edmonton, Alberta near the hamlet of Calahoo. Serving Parkland County, Alberta and surrounding area. 

History of how we started 

The story began in June 1999 .

 

Brian was hired to a new position headquartered in Minnesota, USA. Our boys were in the twenties so we felt this was a great time for us to have a new adventure. We knew from the start it would be short term. God had many plans and purposes to fulfill during our time in Burnsville and Farmington, however so that you understand our journey and the steps we took to planting a house church I will try to stay on track.

We settled in to an apartment in Burnsville and began to get our little nest feeling like home. My first goal was to get connected in a church and meet people. After a few visits to various churches a fellow in one of the churches we attended said “You will like Hosanna, it is near where you live” That leading took us right where God wanted us. We attended one service and felt quite overwhelmed as there were hundreds of people and many services. The following week I attended a ladies bible study and met several ladies. The bible study leader suggested Brian and I go to an Alpha weekend that was happening the next Saturday. I went home and suggested to Brian that we attend to meet people and begin making friendships. What happened that day changed our lives forever. We met and prayed with Dave and Wendy Housholder, during the prayer session and Brian was filled with the Holy Spirit. That day Brian was overjoyed and thus began a journey with a men’s bible study and many Alpha courses that we participated in and helped lead., and a friendship with Dave and Wendy.

 

We returned home to Alberta in 2003 and life carried on with lots of twists and turns, ups and downs. When the pandemic hit in Feb/March of 2020 Dave contacted me via FB messenger and friend requested to me. Then he invited me to the WELL AT SURF CITY Facebook page. We began to listen to daily podcasts and Sunday services and in July of 2020 we felt the call to become “Well Diggers” thus planting a church or missionary outreach. For us it is a house church that we felt led to establish. To date in spite of the restrictions due to the pandemic we have become incorporated, chosen and completed some missions work locally and internationally, Set up a Board of Trustees, met together when allowed, prayed together, and are on the path to secure our charity status. We are excited for how the Lord will lead us in the future and invite you to join us on this journey.

Meda Weir

What to expect? 

1. Our church service is hosted at the Weir's home that is near Calahoo, Alberta, see map below. Or join in the comfort of you own home and watch online.

2. Children's Sunday school is from 10:00-10:45, Adults gather for coffee and fellowship.

3. 10:45 we start worship time, our worship will be following along with online service at The Well at Surf City or maybe lead by one of our members of the church.

 

4. The message starts around 11:00 on Youtube with The Well at Surf City or if we may have a special guest that will preach. We follow the message with prayer and sharing.

 

5. The last Sunday of the month is "Pot Blessing", everyone brings a dish to share as a meal together.                                    

 

6. Are there people like me? The Well has every kind of person from wealthy to poor, young to old, lots of ethnic backgrounds, highly educated to less so. We share a desire to Dive Deep Together into Spirit-filled worship and high-end Bible teaching based on the original biblical languages with practical application.  

                                                           

7. What denomination are you? We officially non-denominational, but have especially close relationships with the Alliance of Renewal Churches and the Foursquare Church. We also have a Charismatic Lutheran background (yes there is such a thing!) and are involved with Lutheran Cursillo (a Holy Spirit renewal movement). Basically, we are Spirit-filled and Bible-based.

how we are different:
  1. Small and Relational. Not for those looking for big-box churches with lots of flashy programs. But we WILL provide non-disposable, go-the-distance relationships and an eternal Family of Destiny. 

  2. Spirit-Filled. You could call us "Charismatic" or "Pentecostal," but not the "swing from the chandeliers" kind. Very casual and relaxed. We believe and encourage the use of all the biblical spiritual gifts.

  3. Egalitarian. We believe in having men and women share equally in all levels of leadership. 

  4. Biblically Conservative. We trust the Bible and teach that it is true, without reservation. But we are not legalistic. 

  5. Grace Orientation. God is gracious with us. We are gracious with one another.

Our Pastors & Leadership:
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Brian Weir

President / Senior Pastor

Retired Mechanical Engineer.

Outdoor winter sports enthusiast 

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Meda Weir
Donna Patricia Johnson

Pastoral Councillor 

Counceling

Associate Pastor 

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Pamella Prescott

Trustee

Customer service rep. 

Loves flower gardens and nature.

Chris Hansen

Treasurer 

Proud Mom & blessed with amazing grandkids! Business owner with Fantastic clients!

He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.

Mark 16:15 

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